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– Has competed a few times for the Women’s Championship but has never won it
– The current Divas Championship was created for Torrie to be the first to win it but she was injured before that happened
– WWE.com listed Torrie as #25 on its 25 Most Impactful Women List
– WWE.com listed Torrie as #10 on its 25 Most Beautiful People List
– Returned to WWE briefly in 2009 to compete in Wrestlemania 25’s Divas Battle Royal
– She was the 3rd runner up on PWI Illustrated Woman of the Year List in 2001, 2002 & 2003
– Contributed to Wrestlers Rescue in 2008
– Diva Dirt website placed Torrie at #1 on its all time SmackDown! Divas List
– Named as one of WWE’s Greatest Stars of the New Millenium
– Named as 1 of 4 Divas in WWE’s Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century
– Named as one of WWE’s Greatest Wrestling Managers of all time
– Appeared at 5 (2003-2007) of a possible 7 (2002-2008) Wrestlemanias in addition to two surprise returns in 2009 and 2012
– In total, has been apart of 7 Wrestlemanias
– Appeared at many WWE Hall of Fame ceremonies as a guest
– Appeared in and on the cover of countless fitness magazines such as All Natural Muscular Development, MuscleMag, Iron Man, Physical, Pump, Planet Muscle, MuscleMedia and Curves Magazines from 1997 to 2004
– Appeared in and on the cover of Oxygen Magazine in 1999, 2001 and 2012
– Appeared in and on the cover of WCW Magazines in 1999 and 2000
– Appeared in and on the cover of various miscellaneous wrestling magazines during her wrestling career
– Appeared in and on the cover of various miscellaneous wrestling products during her wrestling career
– Those included such products like posters, home videos and video games
– Appeared in Stuff Magazine in 2000 and 2005
– Appeared in and on the cover of WWE, Raw, Divas and Smackdown Magazines from 2001-2008
– Appeared in and was a cover girl on Playboy Magazine in 2003
– Appeared in and was a cover girl on the WWE Divas 2004 Magazine
– Appeared in the WWE Unscripted Book 2004
– Appeared in Front Magazine & Sole Collectors Magazine in 2004
– Appeared in and was a cover girl (2 covers) on Playboy Magazine in 2004
– Appeared in and was a cover girl in Max Sports & Fitness Magazine in 2004
– Appeared in and was a cover girl on Hardcore Muscle Magazine in 2004
– Appeared in and was a cover girl on Ms. Fitness Magazine in 2004 and 2009
– Appeared in the WWE Divas Uncovered Book 2005
– Appeared in and was a cover girl in WWE Book: Big Apple Takedown 2005
– Appeared in a special of FHM Magazine in 2006
– Appeared in and was a cover girl in FHM Magazine in 2006
– Appeared in the FHM Calendar in 2007
– Appeared in and was a cover girl on the WWE Divas 2007 Magazine
– Appeared in and was a cover girl on K9 Magazine w/ dog Chloe in 2007
– Appeared in and was a cover girl on Review It Fashion Magazine in 2007
– Appeared in and was a cover girl on her own shoot DVD in 2008
– #22 on AskMen.com’s list of the Most Desirable Women in the World 2006
– #65 on AskMen.com’s list of the Most Desirable Women in the World 2007
– #87 on AskMen.com’s list of the Most Desirable Women in the World 2009
– #43 on FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World list in 2007
– Appeared on SM:TV Live in 2002
– Appeared on RI:SE in 2003
– Appeared on Girls Gone Wild in 2003
– Was featured on an episode of MTV Cribs in 2004
– Hosted 10 Things Every Guy Should Experience on USA in 2006
– Was shown on Dancing With The Stars in 2006 supporting Stacy Keibler
– Along with several other Divas, filmed Timbaland’s music video “Throw It On Me” in 2007
– Appeared on TRL Italy in 2007
– Appeared on the February 6, 2008 episode of Project Runway where the contestants designed wrestling attire
– Helped design a lot of the ring gear and clothes she wore in WCW/WWE
– Won the Milan, Italy Divas Fashion Showdown in Milan, Italy in 2007
– Was a huge trend setter and fashion expert for other women in WWE
– Opened her own clothing line and store “Jaded” in Texas (2007-2011)

Playboy and Various Feuds (2003–2005) – Torrie’s feud with Dawn Marie continued into 2003 when Dawn and Al got married on the January 2 episode of SmackDown! in their underwear. One week later, Al then, in storyline, died from a heart attack after having rigorous sex numerous times in succession on their honeymoon. Wilson defeated Dawn again to end the feud at the Royal Rumble in what was billed as a Stepmother vs. Stepdaughter match. In May 2003, Wilson appeared in a pictorial and on the cover of Playboy magazine. A few months earlier, when her pictorial was announced, a short storyline feud with Nidia developed, with the latter being jealous of the fact that Wilson was chosen for the cover and spread in the magazine. In weekly vignettes aired on SmackDown!, both Nidia and her on-screen boyfriend Jamie Noble made trips to The Playboy Mansion to complain to Hugh Hefner over his choice. On the SmackDown! after WrestleMania XIX, during a segment labeled as Wilson’s Playboy Coming Out Party former Diva and Playboy covergirl Sable made her return to WWE after a four-year absence. This began a storyline between the two women where for weeks, Sable played mind games with Wilson, being friendly one moment and unfriendly the next. This all led up to a bikini contest between the two at Judgment Day, which Wilson won. After the contest, Wilson kissed the former Women’s Champion Sable on the lips, showing her that there were “no hard feelings” due to Wilson’s win over the WWE veteran. Continuing her feud with Noble and Nidia from earlier in the year, Wilson managed Billy Gunn upon his WWE return in the summer of 2003. The feud came to an end after Nidia and Noble both became fan favorites and sided with Gunn and Wilson. After the formation of this alliance, Wilson, Nidia, and Dawn Marie feuded with Shaniqua for a short period of time, which led to Shaniqua physically dominating Wilson and Nidia in a handicap match.

Wilson teamed with Sable in March 2004 to feud with Raw Divas Stacy Keibler and Miss Jackie. The feud’s storyline centered on the latter duo’s jealousy of Wilson and Sable as Playboy cover girls, as well as their recently being named cover girls yet again, as the two Divas were announced to be featured together in an upcoming Playboy March 2004 issue. After weeks of rivalry, Wilson and Sable defeated Keibler and Miss Jackie in a Playboy Evening Gown match at WrestleMania XX by stripping their opponents of their evening gowns. Wilson also wrestled Rene Dupree to a draw on the April 29 edition of SmackDown. In May 2004, Wilson began a second feud with Dawn. As part of the feud, the two had a match with Wilson’s career on the line when the SmackDown! General Manager at the time, Kurt Angle, made the stipulation for the match at Judgment Day, which Wilson defeated Dawn to keep her career. Later in the year, Wilson engaged in a short feud with Sable, who defeated her at The Great American Bash. On the July 1 edition of SmackDown, Sable was defeated by Wilson in a rematch. In November 2004, Wilson began feuding with Hiroko. On the December 2 episode of SmackDown!, Wilson teamed up with Rey Mysterio and Rob Van Dam in winning effort against Hiroko, Kenzo Suzuki and Rene Dupree. On February 10, 2005 on a special episode of SmackDown! (recorded on February 4 in Saitama, Japan), Torrie defeated Hiroko in a kimono match by removing her kimono first. Torrie was then involved in a short-lived feud with MNM valet Melina. The two had a bra and panties match at Great American Bash, with Candice Michelle as the special guest referee. Melina defeated Wilson in that match as well as a rematch later that week on SmackDown!, with the help of Jillian Hall.

Vince’s Devils (2005–2006) – It was revealed on August 22, 2005 that Wilson and Candice Michelle had been moved to the Raw brand as a part of a trade in exchange for Stacy Keibler and Christy Hemme. On that night, Wilson and Candice turned heel by attacking 2005 Diva Search winner Ashley Massaro. Her and Candice’s storyline feud with Massaro continued over the next couple weeks, as the duo, along with their enforcer Victoria (dubbed as the “Skankateers” by Trish Stratus), made things difficult for Massaro. On the September 5 episode of Raw, Wilson defeated Massaro after interference from Victoria and Candice. Massaro evened the score on the September 12, 2005 episode of Raw when she brought out the returning Stratus, and the duo proceeded to attack the heels. Later that night, Wilson teamed up with Victoria in a losing effort to Stratus and Massaro. This led to a tag team match at Unforgiven, where the team of Stratus and Massaro defeated Wilson and Victoria. The following night on Raw, Wilson was defeated by Stratus. After the match, Wilson, Victoria and Candice attacked Massaro and Stratus. The feud continued into WWE Homecoming, where Stratus and Massaro defeated Wilson, Candice, and Victoria in the first ever three on two Bra and Panties match by stripping all three of their opponents. Wilson was absent from WWE television for quite some time after this, leading to rumors and false reports that she had been released from WWE. In actuality, she had taken a leave of absence to tend to some “personal issues”. Wilson was surprised by the rumors after some media personnel offered to help her find work. WWE issued a statement on their website, in which Wilson also commented, denouncing the rumors. In the statement, she joked she had to “call the WWE office and ask them if they forgot to fire me”. On October 17, Wilson made her return to Raw, where she, Candice and Victoria faced off against the team of Stratus, Massaro, and their new ally Mickie James in a winning effort after Wilson pinned James. On the November 28 episode of Raw, Wilson teamed up with Victoria and Candice Michelle in losing effort to Stratus, Massaro and James. On the February 13 episode of Raw, Wilson was accompied by Candice in a losing effort to Massaro.[2] Wilson soon turned face once again, after Candice and Victoria both turned against her. On the March 13 episode of Raw, Wilson helped Stratus retain the Women’s Championship against Victoria who was accompanied by Candice.The following week on Raw, Wilson teamed up with Stratus to defeat Victoria and Candice. The storyline feud between Candice and Wilson led to a match where Wilson faced Playboy’s newest cover girl, Candice, at WrestleMania 22 in a Playboy Pillow Fight. Wilson won the match, but the feud still continued on-and-off for some time. On the June 12, 2006 episode of Raw, Wilson defeated Candice in the first ever “Wet and Wild match”, a wrestling match involving water balloons and squirt guns, in which the winner of the match would be on the cover of the WWE 2006 Summer Special magazine.

On-screen relationship with Carlito (2006–2007) – Wilson also made a special appearance on WWE’s ECW brand on August 22, 2006 representing Raw in a bikini contest against ECW Diva Kelly Kelly. A winner was not decided, however, and a six-person mixed tag match began pitting Wilson, Tommy Dreamer, and The Sandman against the team of Kelly Kelly, Mike Knox, and Test. Wilson’s team was victorious. In the final months of 2006, Wilson entered into an on-screen relationship with Carlito. On the November 27 episode of Raw, Wilson participated in a #1 Contenders Diva Battle Royal that was won by Victoria. On the December 11 episode of Raw, Wilson was defeated by Victoria and after the match Chris Masters proceeded to put Wilson in a Masterlock until she was saved by Carlito. During this time, Ric Flair took an interest in Carlito, and Wilson accompanied the duo in a series of tag matches. On the March 12 episode of Raw, Wilson was defeated by then Women’s Champion Melina, after the match Melina attacked Wilson but was stopped by Mickie James, who was then stopped by Victoria, Melina then attempted to escape but was stopped by Ashley Massaro. In May 2007, however, Carlito turned against Flair and dumped Wilson when he became a heel. For laughing at Vince McMahon, he decided to put her in a match with Carlito, in which she lost on the June 4, 2007 episode of Raw.

SmackDown and retirement (2007-2008) – The storyline came to a halt when on the June 11 episode of Raw, Wilson was drafted from Raw to SmackDown! as part of the 2007 WWE Draft.[49] As she returned, she acted as a valet for Jimmy Wang Yang and the duo was placed in feuds against Victoria and Kenny Dykstra. At SummerSlam, Wilson participated in a number one contenders Battle Royal which was won by Beth Phoenix. On the September 21 episode of SmackDown!, Wilson was one of the bridesmaids at the Theodore Long – Kristal Marshall wedding. On the September 28 episode of SmackDown!, after losing to Victoria, she was attacked in the ring by the debuting villainess Krissy Vaine, but the feud was prematurely dropped when Vaine left the company. On the October 29 episode of Raw, Wilson competed in the Halloween Divas Battle Royal eliminating Victoria before being last eliminated by Kelly Kelly, who defeated her with a strike to the groin. On the November 16 episode of SmackDown!, Wilson teamed up with Mickie James in a losing effort to Phoenix and Victoria. She was on James’s team at Survivor Series, which was victorious over Phoenix’s. Wilson’s last appearance was on the November 23 episode of SmackDown!, defeating long-time rival Victoria. In November, Wilson took time off from wrestling to undergo physical therapy in relation to a previous back injury. On May 8, 2008, Wilson was released from her WWE contract and she subsequently retired.

After retiring in the spring of 2008, Torrie focused on her clothing line and store called Officially Jaded and lived in Texas with her then boyfriend Nick Mitchell (She also got a divorce from husband Billy Kidman (Peter Gruner) whom she dated since 1999 and married in 2003. Torrie also resumed fitness and modeling. She definitely re-evaluated her life and career post wrestling with her 3 dogs Chloe, Stewie and Pepper and ventured on to new projects post wrestling.

Wilson has appeared in nine WWE video games. She first appeared in WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth, followed by WWE WrestleMania XIX, WWE Raw 2, WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain, WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw, WWE Day of Reckoning 2, WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2006, WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2007, and WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2008. In addition to WWE licensed games, she also appears in WCW Backstage Assault. Aside from Playboy, Wilson is considered to be a sex symbol and has also appeared on the cover of several other magazines, including the September 2006 cover of FHM magazine. Wilson was also number forty-three on FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World list in 2007. She has also been on AskMen.com’s list of the Most Desirable Women in the World twice: she was number twenty-two in 2006 and number sixty-five in 2007. Wilson, along with several other Divas, filmed Timbaland’s music video “Throw It On Me” in April 2007. Also in 2007, Wilson made a special appearance, along with Mick Foley, at the Special Olympics World Games in Shanghai. She appeared on the February 6, 2008 episode of Project Runway, where the contestants designed wrestling attire for several of the Divas.

Stay tuned as our celebration of Torrie’s career continues ALL week long leading up to her Hall of Fame induction THIS SATURDAY!

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